Eight by Eight Grid with Assignable Values?

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    Question Eight by Eight Grid with Assignable Values?

    I was wondering if someone could help me to represent an eight by eight grid that can have multiple assigned values to each square. If I can get this part figured out - I can start to figure on how to implement the entire design of my program. I am really a very begginer and know VERY little - so the more detailed information and commentation: the better. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Thank you very much. P.S. - Adaptability is the main thing I am looking for. Thanks again.

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    Well, there are probably 50 ways to do what you want, and your access patterns to the data would probably help dictate the better ways.
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    How to go about this all depends on the details.

    When you write code, you have your own little "universe", so nearly anything can be done, assuming you have the memory to hold your data, of course.

    The devil, as they say, is indeed in the details.

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    What sort of "multiple assigned values". And as others have said: How are you going to use the data? Is there a set number of possible values, or value types? Are all value types always used, or only one type of value at a time?

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    Simply use Arrays:

    [CODE]int Array[8][8];[CODE]
    This holds 8 * 8 = 64 ints.

    There are many tutorials about those there. Just google ("c array tutorial")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brafil View Post
    Simply use Arrays:

    [CODE]int Array[8][8];[CODE]
    This holds 8 * 8 = 64 ints.

    There are many tutorials about those there. Just google ("c array tutorial")
    Sure, that would be fine if these "multiple values" it needs to hold are bitflags
    The problem is a lack of information from the original poster. "Multiple" could mean 2, up to 3, exactly 13, over 200, up to 100000, or an unknown number. I would probably do something different for each one of those cases!
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